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03:21:17 AM Aug 12th 2014
I've noticed a bit of an issue with the current image. Yes, the image makes perfect sence if you know that character from Breaking Bad, but if you don't, this image doesn't work. Could there at least be some form of subtitle or something in it? Something that emphasises the trope itself?
03:30:28 AM Aug 12th 2014
That image is also poorly formatted. It's just a quote with an image over it. Feel free to throw it into Image Picking.
05:50:02 AM Jun 20th 2013
I liked the old quote better. Shouldn't it at least be in the quotes section of the page?
12:51:32 PM Dec 8th 2012
I'd like to know... is this only about the word "bitch", or could some other expletive tacked on to the end of a word count, like "motherfucker"?
05:20:06 PM Aug 29th 2012
I'm of the opinion that This Is For Emphasis, Bitch! actually subtracted from the humor of Adam Sandler's line in Happy Gilmore when he gets into a fight with Bob Barker, knocks him out almost cold to the ground, and says, "The price is wrong, bitch!" The televised version arguably is more funny with "The price is wrong, Bobby!"
10:56:43 PM Oct 15th 2011
What about Mark Zuckerberg's card in The Social Network

"I'm CEO, Bitch"
01:24:17 PM Sep 21st 2011
Is this ever going to be unlocked??
01:28:06 PM Sep 21st 2011
Donnie Darko is a nice example of this Trope. Donni calls his mom "bitch" in the subtlest and calmest way ever:

- Then why don't you start taking the goddamn pills? Donnie leans over and turns off his lamp. Rose turns and leaves her son alone in the dark, closing the door behind her, and then Donnie mumbles: - Bitch.

Then, Rose goes to his husband and says: - Our son just called me a bitch. And he awesomely replies - You're not a bitch. You're bitching... but you are not a bitch.

06:03:28 PM Jun 8th 2011
If this trope is ever unlocked, Jesse from Breaking Bad would be a good example...
01:28:59 AM Aug 16th 2011
I second that... If they're going to keep this locked they should at least include one of the most prominent examples on tv right now.
11:16:43 AM Aug 29th 2011
Yeah, exactly what I was going to post.
02:53:59 PM May 20th 2011
edited by Tnvlsrule
  • In Malibu's Most Wanted, the actors hired to watch Brad and "scare him white" applaud themselves for the "authentic" use of this trope while they're trying to act like thugs.

I didn't realize it was locked 'til after I wrote the example... it's been a while since I visited this page.
03:29:34 PM May 6th 2011
When this gets unlocked, someone can add the Black Eyed Peas song called "Simple Little Melody" with the lyrics, "3 + 1 = 4 = B.E.P. bitch." One of the sillier examples.
06:32:21 AM Mar 15th 2011
30 Rock: You need to add "Bitch Hunter". Will Ferrell: Put down the mimosas, bitch!
11:04:27 PM Feb 24th 2011
Someone with editing powers over this page should fix the "Juggernaut Bitch" video to one that works, like this one.
06:14:28 AM Jan 1st 2011
WTF? This page used to be funny as hell, what with all the gratuitous "bitch" words added in at the end of every sentence. Did the "serious business" nazis get a hold of it? Again I say, WTF?
11:29:53 AM Jan 1st 2011
edited by DragonQuestZ
Funny isn't good enough when it's not accurate. This is not merely using "bitch" at the end of a sentence, and the page made it look like that before, causing loads of misuse.

And that wasn't just me who wanted the page cleaned up. There was also Fast Eddie. If you know who he is, you should take a more reasonable tone.
06:10:38 PM Jan 3rd 2011
How was it not accurate? The trope is about adding the word "bitch" (or any other swear-word) to a sentence where it would otherwise function perfectly without the word, correct? The way the article was before, it did just that, as an example, and if my memory recalls correctly, each instance was accompanied with an exclamation point, further hitting home that whole "this is for emphasis" point. If that were not the case, and my memory is playing with me, then it would have been an easy and simple process to simply edit in exclamation points to accompany the "bitch" words.

In regards to Fast Eddie, I'm afraid I have do not know who he is. Sorry.
06:34:01 PM Jan 3rd 2011
"The trope is about adding the word "bitch" (or any other swear-word) to a sentence where it would otherwise function perfectly without the word, correct?"

It was before, but the form of that, and allowing other words, turned this into just swearing all over the place, and swearing even when not at the end of sentences. It was getting a lot of misuse, something that still hasn't been fully cleaned up in the wicks.

"In regards to Fast Eddie, I'm afraid I have do not know who he is. Sorry."

One of the founders of this site, and also one of the few administrators. So if he decrees something, you had better have good reason to argue otherwise, and still be polite about it (I learned the latter the hard way).
02:49:53 PM Jan 6th 2011
Ah, I see. Well, that is a shame that such a humorous page got messed. It really had me rolling when I first read it.

And thank you for clarifying who Fast Eddie is. Not only did I not know who he was, but I was also unaware that it was him (i.e. one of the founders/admins of the site) who had made the change. This being a wiki, which can be theoretically edited by anyone, I was under the (mistaken) impression that some prude who took exception to swear words had done the editing. Well, now that I know the whole story and who was behind the change, I shall keep my peace and keep quiet, though I do still miss the page of yore.
04:22:08 PM Jan 6th 2011
I did make Quote Swear Unquote to split off the gratuitous swearing aspect of it.
07:26:47 PM Apr 16th 2011
I also liked it when the Folder headers incorporated the trope (i.e. "Comic Books, Bitch!"). I forget other specifics from the first time I read it but that part made me laugh. It wasn't the height of cleverness but it was moderately witty and I didn't find it gratuitous. If nothing else I hope the headers can be changed.
08:54:29 PM Oct 20th 2010
Why is this still locked? There is a very good manga example that I can't add because of that.
06:25:06 PM Nov 24th 2010
I have several.

Michelle dominating Jim.

Out. For. A. Walk...bitch.

If Fast Eddie hates this trope and doesn't want it unlocked then can he at least edit good examples in?
07:33:38 PM Nov 24th 2010
It's locked more for Trope Decay. When I found a good description, he accepted it. So if you want the edits put it, ask on some place like Ask The Tropers.
03:29:23 PM Aug 10th 2010
edited by DragonQuestZ
The new text was put in, but not everything. Just in case this paragraph is inserted later, I'm putting it here (since I put the sandbox page on the cut list):

Now simply saying "bitch" at the end of a sentence is not enough to count. Again, it has to be like verbalizing an exclamation point. Saying "bitch" constantly, or at random, doesn't count either. Calling someone a bitch can count though, as long as it's also for the purpose of emphasizing the rest of the sentence.
04:40:29 PM Aug 9th 2010
It's way too soon to call this a Discredited Trope. It's more likely Cyclical; all it would take is for another Memetic Badass to use it and it'll be on the upswing again. And audiences always love when Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds or Beware the Nice Ones use it.
06:06:12 PM Jul 20th 2010
I get it, FastEddie doesn't like this trope. But can we please get this page unlocked just so we can tidy it up? Some (probably) random attempt at pruning this before the lock has left hanging examples that no longer make sense (like this entry - 'The Middle Man: "Muscle memory, bitch!" They also quoted the Die Hard example.' - which makes no sense when said Die Hard example isn't on the page any more)... (I'd also like to see Aliens restored to the list, being the Most Triumphant Example, but that's a minor thing.)
10:28:07 AM Aug 4th 2010
Right. If an example pops up in a newer form of media, how are we supposed to add it to this article?

Also, not liking this trope =/ a valid reason to lock the article.
03:19:59 PM Jul 20th 2010
Why isn't Molly Weasly's outburst in the last Harry Potter book mentioned?

to Bellatrix I think - "DON'T MESS WITH MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH!" (yes it is in all caps)
06:05:32 AM May 29th 2010
edited by SomeSortOfTroper

I find those arguments unconvincing. It starts with quibbles over the origin of the phrase but really if you look at the examples, any one of them could be the origin. The issues with one particular show don't matter to the worth of the trope overall and I don't think there's anything to explain it as the source of all examples. I can't actually tell what examples did start the page but I'm bemused that the second example in the Live-Action TV section is the source of contention.

When we look overall the examples, I think we can see a common strain of people adding the curt, punctuated insult to the end to emphasis the anger and add an air of badassitude. This doesn't naturally exclude being able to interpret it as being directed at someone. Au contraire, that seems a natural part of bravado chest thumping with a little extra hilarity. That condition is a false addition it seems. The "foundations" seems to be actually what people have seen and deduced from what they watch on tv. Then they've taken that, spread wicks based on that, added examples based on that and I'll cut or not base on that.

Teal Dear: I'm not seeing this as a particularly valid basis for even starting a discussion about cutting. Examples, wicks and description seem coherent. I'm seeing no floaty little Trope Repair Box, I'm wondering how renaming a trope with 70 wicks is an epic change to be done as last resort but cutting one with over 300 isn't.
06:41:05 AM Jun 6th 2010
edited by LanceOmikron
Does anyone else think that the current (as of this writing) description of this trope feels a little biased against it?
07:40:22 AM Jun 6th 2010
No more so than it deserves.
10:00:13 AM Jun 6th 2010
Deserves? When did deserving become a factor in how we describe tropes?
10:39:47 AM Jun 6th 2010
Well, it is accurate in all respects. It is overused.
11:02:20 AM Jun 6th 2010
Maybe it is overused, but with all due respect, the current "description" feels more like a disgruntled forum post about the trope rather than a description of it.
12:08:59 PM Jun 6th 2010
Yeah, we should just cut it. There isn't anything to describe. A lot of people have added the word 'bitch' to a sentence. Tada! Described.
12:26:31 PM Jun 6th 2010
Really? I mean, it's a Stock Phrase (of sorts) used in quite a few memorable lines. We have plenty of those around here, so why not this one?
12:48:21 PM Jun 6th 2010
Maybe we could just cut the last (rather harsh) sentence, which is what is causing this discussion.
12:56:03 PM Jun 6th 2010
Makes sense to me.

Any way the page can be unlocked, so that may be accomplished?
01:52:43 PM Jun 6th 2010
I did it.
02:14:55 PM Jun 6th 2010
Ta, Eddie. I'd cut 'about' from the trope description, too, but that's just nitpicking.
04:18:13 PM Jun 18th 2010
Agree with cutting the last sentence and unlocking. Tropes Are Not Bad and all.
02:07:48 AM Jul 11th 2010
As at least one example shows, "motherfucker" can be substituted for "bitch", either to serve as a harsher implementation of the basic idea or just because it sounds better in that sentence.

I would have just added this to the article, but it's still locked.
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